Upper farmed and wooded slopes

Located in extensive areas along the upper slopes of river valleys throughout the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).


  • Undulating upper valley slopes below the scarp slope
  • Well treed pastoral farmland, with arable cultivation on lower slopes
  • Small to medium size fields with irregular boundaries
  • Deciduous woods and copses, especially on hilltops and upper slopes
  • Very wide, usually low, species-rich hedges with many hedgerow trees
  • Dispersed settlement pattern of isolated farms and small villages
  • Very winding narrow lanes
  • An intimate and intricate landscape with views out confined by vegetation
  • Remote and with little 20th century development